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D’Sean Perry and Lavel Davis Jr identified as two of three victims killed in UVA shooting

D’Sean Perry and Lavel Davis Jr have been identified as two of three victims killed in Sunday’s shooting at University of Virginia in Charlottesville.



D’Sean Perry and Lavel Davis Jr have been identified as two of three victims killed in Sunday’s shooting at University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

D’Sean Perry, 22, and a linebacker and defensive end for the University of Virginia football team, is one of three people who was shot dead at Culbreth Garage on UVa Central Grounds at the University of Virginia Sunday night, Perry’s father Sean Perry confirmed Monday morning.

D’ Sean Perry, who was 6’3″ tall and weighed 230 pounds, made two tackles in Saturday’s University of Virginia’s game against Pittsburgh. Today, his parents, Sean and Happy Perry, are flying in from his hometown of Miami.

During his time at Woodland High School, he competed on both the wide receiver and safety positions for head coach Eddie Ford… as a senior, he amassed all-state accolades by catching 40 passes for 622 yards and seven touchdowns, earning him the distinction… chosen to participate in the North-South all-star game that will be held in South Carolina… As a junior, he racked up 70 receptions, 1,007 yards, and 15 touchdowns. in addition to that, he participates in basketball and track for Woodland High School… rated as a three-star prospect by,, and… The College of Arts and Sciences does not yet have a determined major… recipient of the Danny Lee Fassio Family Bicentennial Scholarship for the academic year 2022-2023

Davis , 6 feet, 7 inches and weighing 219 pounds, was a junior at the University of Virginia and graduated from Woodland High School in Dorchester County, SC.

Update: President Jim Ryan delivered the following message to the University community at 4 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14:

I am writing to provide an update to the various community safety alerts the University has issued over the last several hours.

Around 10:30 p.m. last night, there was a shooting on Grounds. One of our students, Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., is suspected to have committed the shooting. The suspect remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous. Multiple law enforcement agencies are coordinating to find and apprehend him. He was last seen wearing a burgundy jacket, blue jeans, and red shoes, and he may be driving a black SUV with VA license plate number TWX3580. First and foremost, please continue to follow the guidance you receive though the UVA alert system, which is currently to shelter in place.

As of this writing, I am heartbroken to report that the shooting has resulted in three fatalities; two additional victims were injured and are receiving medical care. We are working closely with the families of the victims, and we will share additional details as soon as we are able. Our University Police Department has joined forces with other law enforcement agencies to apprehend the suspect, and we will keep our community apprised of developments as the situation evolves.

This is a message any leader hopes never to have to send, and I am devastated that this violence has visited the University of Virginia. This is a traumatic incident for everyone in our community, and we have cancelled classes for today (Monday, Nov. 14). At this point only designated essential employees should report to work on Monday (all remote employees should continue to work remotely). If you are unsure of your status, please contact your supervisor.

We will continue to provide updates as the situation unfolds. Please know we have support available if you need it. Students may call Counseling and Psychological Services at 434-243-5150, 24 hours a day. Information about CAPS is available on the Student Health and Wellness website. Faculty and staff can find a similar resource through the Faculty and Employee Assistance Program by calling 434-243-2643 or by emailing the office via the FEAP website.

For those who have questions about these events, including how to establish contact with family members or friends who are here on Grounds, please call the UVA Emergency Hotline at 877-685-4836.

I am holding the victims, their families, and all members of the University of Virginia community in my heart today, and we will make plans to come together as a community to grieve as soon as the suspect is apprehended.

On Monday morning, classes were canceled at the University of Virginia and the campus was placed under lockdown as police searched for a student wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred the night before. In a letter to the local community, the president of the university confirmed that three people had been killed and two others had been injured in the shooting that took place on Sunday evening.

President Jim Ryan of UVA and the UVA police department identified the suspect as university student Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. The suspect is still at large, and a “full search” of the campus is under progress. Police made available the image of Jones that was taken from the university’s athletics website in 2018, when he was a freshman and listed as a player for the UVA football team.

Photo credit: FOX3 Now
Photo credit: FOX3 Now

A report that shots had been fired on campus prompted the administration to issue a warning late Sunday night instructing students and staff members to take cover in their current locations. At 10:42 p.m., the university’s emergency management team sent out a notification on Twitter warning of a “active attacker firearm.”

President of the university Jim Ryan tweeted “There has been a shooting on Culbreth Road and the suspect is at large and considered armed and dangerous. Please follow @UVA_EM for updated alerts, as we ask the UVA community to please shelter in place”.

Later on, Ryan disseminated the letter along with the message to the rest of the university community. In it, he expressed his “heartbreak to report that the shooting has resulted in three fatalities,” in addition to stating that two other people were taken to the hospital and treated for injuries that were not specified.

A notification was also put online by the University of Virginia Police Department stating that numerous law enforcement organizations were looking for a suspect who was described as “armed and dangerous.”

Deputy Chief Bryant Hall has provided a description of the suspect. Christopher Darnell Jones, 11/17/99, 5’08, 190 pounds with brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red jacket blue jeans and red shoes.

In the letter he sent out on Monday morning, Ryan stated that only those employees who had been classified as essential should report for work.

When a university spokesman was called by phone, he didn’t know right away how many people might have been shot or what their conditions were. Family and friends who had questions were told to call the U-Va. Emergency Hotline at 877-685-4836.

We will provide any new information that we have in connection with this occurrence.

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